Editorials

School Board election is a pivotal one for district

We can’t avoid the fact that the Nov. 4 election for school board is one of the most important elections Hamtramck voters will face. There are 15 candidates…

Feds need to crack down further on food stamp fraud

One thing is for sure in the federal investigation into food stamp fraud here in town: The market owners and some of their employees are facing felony charges.…

News

How to fight blight? Find out where it is and make a map

How to fight blight? Find out where it is and make a map

  By Charles Sercombe If you see a stranger on your street taking a photo…

Election? Hardly a sign anywhere

Election? Hardly a sign anywhere

By Charles Sercombe   There are just a little over two weeks before the Nov. 4…

Sentencing is light for absentee ballot defendants

By Charles Sercombe Four men convicted of illegally handling absentee ballots last year got off…

Hamtramck will compete with other cities for blight grant

Hamtramck will compete with other cities for blight grant

  By Charles Sercombe     Hamtramck is one of several cities in the state invited…

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Business

Bear’s Deli breathes new life into former Kowalski site

Bear’s Deli breathes new life into former Kowalski site

  By Mike Murphy Special to The Review Since last week, the vacant deli on Jos. Campau formerly owned by Kowalski has become Bear’s Deli, and it’s been…

Tax sale attracts bidders

Tax sale attracts bidders

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck houses are a hot item. According to the recent Wayne County tax sale on forfeited Hamtramck houses, 22 out of 52 properties up for…

Much heralded clothing chain is closing up

Much heralded clothing chain is closing up

By Charles Sercombe Area hipsters’ favorite second-hand clothing store is closing in Hamtramck. Three years ago a collective cheer went up when Value World announced it was locating…

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The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

The Hamtramck Labor Day Festival

By Charles Sercombe So many sights and things to take in. Hamtramck’s Labor Day Festival is a feast for the eyes.…

News

What’s in a sign? Plenty

What’s in a sign? Plenty

By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck has its share of ceremonial street signs. There is a street named for Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa, former Mayor Robert Kozaren, the…

Features

Police chief on his way to Bangladesh for diversity training

Police chief on his way to Bangladesh for diversity training

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck Police Chief Max Garbarino is going half way around the world to better get to know the city’s growing Bangladeshi community. Garbarino…

Editorials

Our endorsements for Hamtramck School Board

So far, the upcoming election for Hamtramck Public School Board has gone by without much notice. There is hardly any sign of an election or of candidates…

Sports

Hard work is paying off for Cosmos, coach says

Hard work is paying off for Cosmos, coach says

By David Piestrzynski The Hamtramck boys varsity basketball squad is on a roll. With the district playoffs just around the corner, the Cosmos have put together a…